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Memorial idea for tunnel victims
5:00pm Sunday 28th October 2012 in Somerset
A PERMANENT memorial to the victims of the Beaminster Tunnel tragedy could be included when the tunnel is rebuilt.
Rosemary Snell, 67, and her partner Michael Rolfe, 72, died in July when their car was crushed under tonnes of rubble when a landslide caused the tunnel to collapse.
Their bodies were not discovered until nine days after the collapse when police looking for the missing couple traced their bank records.
Now, engineers at Dorset County Council are examining options for repairing the tunnel and some officials have called for a memorial to be included to Ms Snell, of Misterton, and Mr Rolfe, from Fivehead.
Work to repair the tunnel is expected to take six months to complete.
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